Hackley School

Located on a 285 acre woodland campus in Tarrytown, NY, Hackley School is a K-12 coeducational day and five-day boarding school. Visitors are drawn to the beauty of Hackley`s historic Quad, yet the School`s facilities libraries, technology classrooms (including Maker Space) athletics fields, cross-country trails, recently updated Lower School and our newly opened 115,000 square foor Johnson Center for Health and Wellness on our gracefully designed campus rival those of nationally known boarding schools. Here, we challenge students to grow in character, scholarship and accomplishment in a community that encourages all to "Enter Here to Be and Find a Friend."

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 840 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 28 / Jan. 9
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hackley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
840 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Hackley School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
128 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language, AP Computer Science, AP exams (not courses) offered in history and English, AP French Language, AP Latin: Vergil and Caesar, AP Music Theory, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
No denim or sneakers, collared shirts and/or sweaters, long skirts with sleeved tops.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Nov. 28 / Jan. 9
Admissions Director
Sheila Hicks-Rotella
Admissions Associate
Ann Moore



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
16 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Community Service, Green Initiatives Club, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Model Congress, Model UN, Student Ambassadors/Tour Guides, Student Government, Student Newspaper, UNITY (Student diversity working group), Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Ensemble, Choir, Drama, Jazz Band, Orchestra

School Notes

  • For 119 years, Hackley has welcomed all with the words carved over the entry: "Enter here to be and find a friend." The warmth of Hackley`s community enables both challenge and nurture, giving students the means to set and attain high personal goals. Supporting student achievement in rigorous academics, arts, athletics, and community service, Hackley honors commitment and strength of character, with a mission statement that underscores the importance of these values: "Hackley challenges students to grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment, to offer unreserved effort, and to learn from our community`s varying perspectives and backgrounds."By committing energy, time, and imagination to serving the needs of people beyond Hackley, students experience the satisfaction of helping others and gain appreciation for the complexity and concerns of the larger community.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Hackley School offer?
Hackley School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track and Wrestling. Hackley School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in New York for most sports offered.
What is Hackley School's ranking?
Hackley School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Highest average SAT score, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Hackley School?
The application deadline for Hackley School is Nov. 28 / Jan. 9.

School Calendar

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School Closed: Juneteenth
June 19, 2024 (Wednesday)
School Closed: Summer Break
July 01, 2024 (Monday)
School Closed: Labor Day
September 02, 2024 (Monday)
First Day of School
September 03, 2024 (Tuesday)
School Closed: Rosh Hashanah
October 03, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 840 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 28 / Jan. 9
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Westchester County, NY is $21,820 for elementary schools and $29,932 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Westchester County, NY is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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